We've come a long way from reading Women's Wear Daily in the high school library. This is the first year all fall fashion shows (well, spring 2016) were featured live on clean, beautiful websites with the ability to pin and zoom in on each piece in the collections. My favorite experts and editors are now supplemented with bloggers. Cathy Horyn reigns with her killing, exacting viewpoint, and the new breed of bloggers actually get into the shows and wear the clothes and are hilarious - take Leadra Medine. I read Net-a-Porter, Business of Fashion, style.com, and Fashionista, but this year I've finally arrived at a front row seat without frustration. I can watch all the shows-- its ESPN for Fashion! The number of designers still multiplies, so there will always be too much to see and I'm still not able to try them on. No matter, the beautiful ideas keep me coming back season after season. My favorites in New York this year were, Narcisco Rodriquez, Anna Sui, Peter Copping, Altuzarra and Karen Walker. And then they moved to London, Paris, and Milan. My favorites there were Alexander McQueen, Etro, Valentino, and most of all DRIES VAN NOTEN. And which outfits would I most like to make, revise, try on? They are here !
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